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Tai Chi Events Bulletin 12/2017

Dear Tai Chi Friends,


Our progress stalls the minute we become happy with ourselves.

For the form you need a teacher, for push hands you need a partner; both can show you where you need more work.

How easy it is to become upset. Relax and be grateful, now you can begin to make improvements.

"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."  Shifu Thomas Edison 


This coming Sat. Dec. 9th is our quarterly Greater Washington Area Sensing-Hands Get-Together.  We are holding this event indoors at Lakewood Elementary School.  Please join us for some friendly practice; all levels are welcome.



Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Greater Washington Area Winter Sensing-Hands Get-Together 

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2:00 to 6:00pm.


At Lakewood Elementary School.
2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD

The fee at the door is $10


Contact Joanne Chang at Joanne@wuweitaichi.com




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Sunday January 21, 2018

Pressure Point Theory and Application in Tai Chi Workshop

Any martial art can be made to be more effective and combat ready if one is aware of physiology and meridian theory. Dim Shui also known as Point spotting has been studied for centuries. This workshop will look at how these points may be addressed from the perspective of common Tai Chi postures. Instruction will include an over view of the 36 major martial striking points, the hand positions best used to access these points and the proper angles of execution. These concepts will then be addressed with the idea of how to actually use them via common Tai Chi movements.

This 4 hour intensive will take place at Roda Movement Center at 7014-A Westmoreland Avenue, Takoma Park MD. The current tentative date is Sunday January 14, 2018 from 10am -2pm.  No experience is necessary since the essential fundamental principles will be addressed and we will expand our view from there. The cost is $120 up to one day prior to the event and $150 at the door. Feel free to reserve your spot ASAP since attendance is limited to 20 participants. Since the time is not fully confirmed at present contact us to ensure the specifics. Also to reserve your space or if you have any questions or concerns call Paul at 301-651-3617.  We look forward to seeing you there!




January 5-7, 2018

New Year's Form Review Week

w/Kim Kanzelberger


When: January 5 - 7, 2018
        Friday, January 5      1) 6:30-8:00 pm
        Saturday, January 6   2) 10:30-12:00 noon
        Saturday, January 6   3) 2:00-3:30pm
        Sunday, January 7    4) 10:30-12:00 noon

Where: Center States Tai Chi Studio, Kansas City, Missouri

Course of Study: review, correct, and refine the entire Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37-            postures form.

Leader: Kim Kanzelberger, a 35 yr. practitioner and student of Ben Lo

Cost: $100  Full participation is encouraged for comprehensiveness, but if you wish, you may sign up for individual sessions @ $30/class.
                     Registrations received by December 21 receive a 10% discount
Details at: http://www.centerstatestaichi.com/retreats.htm
Center States Tai Chi Chuan
Kim William Kanzelberger, Director
Website: www.centerstatestaichi.com
Email: centerstatestaichi@gmail.com
Phone: 816.531.0065



June 10-15, 2018

Lenzie Williams

20th Annual Tai Chi Chuan Summer Camp


Lenzie’s 20th Annual Tai Chi Chuan Summer Camp will take place from Sunday afternoon June 10th through Friday June 15, 2018, ending at 1pm.

The workshop site is a beautiful, quiet conference and retreat center in the coastal hills of Marin County (about an hour north of San Francisco).

Registration will begin in late January or early February 2018. Please contact Lenzie Williams for information.






Previously announced events:




Dec. 2nd & Dec. 3rd

Wu Style Taijiquan 37-Posture Empty-hand Form Correction and Application,
Push Hands Training, and "Classics Tour" Continued Seminar
with Master Zhang Yun in Princeton, NJ

Master Zhang is a student of the late GM Wang Peisheng of Beijing. In this seminar, Master Zhang will continue to teach and correct in detail the Wu Style Taijiquan 37-posture empty-hand form and will explain the application of selected postures. Push hand drills and skills will also be reviewed. Master Zhang will also continue to talk about the principles and practices of Taijiquan based on some of the chapters from his new book on the Taijiquan Classics (http://www.lulu.com/shop/yun-zhang/the-taijiquan-classics/hardcover/product-22654230.html). As described below, the seminars will cover material from Classics articles dealing with everything from basic Taijiquan structure, basic Taijiquan push hands, Taijiquan fighting principles, and Taijiquan throwing. Get the book and pre-read the chapters mentioned if you haven’t already, and then come and experience what you have read.
SATURDAY, December 2, 10:00am – 5:00pm (includes lunch break)
10:00am-1:00pm:  Wu Style 37-Posture Form Practice, The Foundational Abilities of Taijiquan
One or two postures will be taught in detail including  practice method and application ideas. Questions and answers
about how to practice form. Discussion of six foundational abilities of Taijiquan, upon which all Taijiqun skills are built.

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break – on your own

2:00-5:00pm:  From Taijiquan Principles to Push Hands Practice
Instruction in push hands concepts and self-defense skills using Taijiquan methods and body structure.  
Instruction in two-person drills for improving your push hands practice and self-defense skills; questions and answers.

SUNDAY, December 3, 9:00am – 4:00pm (includes lunch break)

9:00am-12:00pm: How to Use "The Taijiquan Classics" Book for Form and Push Hands Practice 1
Explanation of what is Taijiquan Classics and how to use the book to help your form and push hands practice and
applications; questions and answers.

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break – on your own

1:00-4:00pm: How to Use "The Taijiquan Classics" book for Form and Push Hands Practice 2
Detailed explanation of some Taijiquan principles from the book and examples for training.

Suzanne Patterson Center (Senior Resource Center)
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540-3036
(206 and Nassau St, next to the former Princeton Borough Municipal Court building)
Click here to view the map.
The seminar location is within walking distance of public transportation from NYC and local eateries.

Both days: $280  
Any three sessions: $220  
Any two sessions: $160  
One session : $90

To inquire further about local lodging arrangements and seminar location, please contact: - Jimmy Lee,





February 15-18, 2018

22nd Annual Arizona Winter Retreat

w/Kim Kanzelberger


Review of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's Form plus Push Hands and Sword Practice

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center

Carefree, Arizona



Center States Tai Chi Chuan

Kim William Kanzelberger, Director

Website: www.centerstatestaichi.com

Email: centerstatestaichi@gmail.com

Phone: 816.531.0065 





New Tai Chi Book & New Tai Chi Court




A New Tai Chi Court is being built in Redding, California. 


Inspired by the David Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court in Maryland, a California Tai Chi group has completed the final approval stage to build a new Tai Chi Court in Redding, CA. The "Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden” will be located next to the Sundial Bridge - a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River. This is such a beautiful project. If you can spare $20 or $100 or $500, please show your generosity and make a tax deductible contribution to this wonderful project. If you ever needed an excuse to visit beautiful northern California or pay less taxes, this is it.

To donate directly please send a check to:


"Shasta County Arts Council"and in the memo line please write:"Tai Chi Garden Project".


Redding Tai Chi
144 Hartnell Ave
Redding, CA 96002

More details about the project are on Facebook including how to donate (search for “Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden Project”). You can also go to the website: http://www.reddingtaichi.com/tai-chi-meditation-garden




Just Released

“Enduring Legacy"  Master Benjamin Lo Sword DVD


Master Ben Lo's sword DVD that includes the following features:  early film (circa 1974) of Ben Lo performing the 37 posture T’ai-chi form,

film of Ben Lo performing the sword form, individual still photos of Mr. Lo doing the sword form postures,

film of Professor Cheng doing the sword form, individual still photos of Professor doing the sword form postures (taken in Taiwan by Ben Lo),

stop-action of the sword form, an interview with Ben Lo, and an auto-biographical essay composed by Mr. Lo. 


To order the DVD please contact Martin Inn <http://www.iritaichi.org>




The Taijiquan Classics  

The Essential Translation & Explanation with Commentary on History and Culture


By Zhang Yun, David Ho, Peter Capell & Susan Darley

Published by Yin Cheng Gong Fa Association North American Headquarters

Order info. http://www.ycgf.org/Store/store.htm or



This comprehensive volume translates the Taiji Classics passed down through the Chen, Yang and Wu Families. The authors spend 15 years compiling, and editing this work down to a single volume of nearly 800 pages! For non-Mandarin speakers, this book is the first complete compilation of the Classics in English, including clear and precise explanations of the essential concepts of Taijiquan. The Classics provide deep insight into Chinese culture generally, with descriptions of the teachings of Daoism that have guided a people over millennia. If you agree that reading the classics is an important part of your Tai Chi Training, this is book should be part of your library.






On-going Free Events



Saturday Mornings Tai Chi Open Practice

At David C. Chen Memorial Tai Chi Court

Cabin John Regional Park


7400 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, MD.

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Open practice on solo form, Sensing-hands, and Tai Chi sword.

Tai Chi students are all encouraged to attend.

We meet all year round; rain or shine; hot or cold.




Thursday evenings from 7:30 -9:30 PM

Open community Tai Chi Pushing Hands


Starting November, 2014 Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts Center free Tuesdayevening push hands practice has moved to Thursday evening and new location is at

Roda Movement Center.


When:             Each Thursday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Where:            Roda Movement Center 7014 Westmoreland Avenue (just off Carroll Avenue) Takoma Park, MD

Cost:               Free and open to all

Contact info:   site host - Ted Curtis,  web site- www.wushentao.com

Sponsor:         Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts Center, Paul Ramos- Chief Instructor

Info #:             301-651/3617

Info email:       Longmen987@gmail.com


Visit for a relaxed, informative, non-aggressive environment where we practice together so that we may all advance our abilities, make new friends, and focus on developing high levels of skill. Feel free to contact us at longmen987@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.




Every Sunday 8am to 10 am

Free pa-kua and h'sing-i practices

Bethesda, MD


Free pa-kua and h'sing-i practices, led by former students of Robert Smith, every Sunday from 8am to 10am all year at Fleming Park in Bethesda (on Lone Oak Drive, off Old Georgetown Road just north of the Beltway).  

For more info email Kirk at jacksonkirk56@yahoo.com.




Free T'ai Chi Class 
Yang Style, Cheng Man-ch’ing’s short form

Philadelphia, PA


Classes in T’ai Chi Ch’uan will be held at Burholme Park on Sunday mornings.  The class is FREE.  Pre-registration is required.  Interested participants must sign up before attending classes.  Limited 20 students. For more information you can go on the web at http://simplifiedtaichichuan.weebly.com or contact William Bengochea at wben122@yahoo.com




Free T'ai Chi Classes

Yang Style, Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37 postures form

Philadelphia, PA


Every Tuesday evening, 5:30-6:30 PM, William Way Community Center,

 1315 Spruce St.  Philadelphia, PA

 Every Sunday morning, 7:30 - 9 AM, and Saturday morning 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Healing Arts Studio, 15 West Highland Ave, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA


for information, email Zak at azaklad@craftech.com





T’ai Chi Classes

Yang Style, Cheng Man-ch’ing’s short form


Free and open to the public


Trinity United Methodist Church

2100 Westchester Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228


7-8 p.m.: Form corrections class

8-9 p.m.: New beginners class opening Monday, September 10


For information and registration

call Chris  410-203-9537




Free T'ai Chi Beginners' Practice

Every Saturday morning in McLean, Virginia.


All are welcome.

(You do not have to be enrolled in our regular classes to attend.)

We will mostly be doing the beginners' set

of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's Yang style short form.

For details and directions, please visit


or call 703-759-9141.

Sponsored by the T'ai Chi Study Center.




Cheng Man-ch'ing Yang style t'ai chi / No charge

with David Walls-Kaufman

Saturday morning

8 - 9  Form class and practice

9 - 10 Push hands practice,

Lincoln Park, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 11th and East Capitol St., SE, 20003.

Info: 202.544.6035.




Opportunity to study tai chi and qi gong in Carroll County, MD.


In September 2004, the Tai Chi Study Group was formed by students of Frances Lea Gander to continue their practice when she moved away from Maryland. Classes are in Finksburg on Monday evenings. After warm-ups, we often break up into smaller groups to work with students at different levels. With several instructors, teaching is flexible. New students are welcome to start at their convenience.

We practice tai chi as transmitted to us by our teacher Frances Lea Gander, who learned from the revered, late Grandmaster Yin Chian Ho of Milwaukee, WI. Yin was from Shandong Province and Taiwan. Classes consist of warm ups, the Eight Pieces of Brocade (Qi Gong), Master Yin's Continuous Ba Duan Jin Form, and Northern Yang/Wu (Old Style) Tai Chi C'huan.

Where: Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalist, Club House Rd., Finksburg, MD

When: Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (or a little later sometimes)

How much: $5 per class on a drop-in basis ($4 tax-deductible contribution to CUU; $1 for our class fund used to defray cost of occasional special classes with guest teachers, such as Frances Gander).


For more information please contact Maureen Harvey via e-mail (tangara@comcast.net) or phone (410-795-3117).




Push Hands Meetup in Costa Mesa, CA
4th Sunday of every month


The Orange County Push Hands Practice Group is an informal meeting open to all t'ai chi enthusiasts, of any style or experience level, interested in friendly push hands play. It is not a class, it is for friendly t'ai chi push hands practice and collaborative sharing of ideas only.  The Meetup is free and generally lasts for 3 or 4 hours.


Where: Pinkley Park, 360 E. Ogle Street, Costa Mesa, CA

When: Sunday, 2:00 PM


For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Push-Hands-Practice-Group/  You can sign up there and receive e-mail reminders.  Alternate location in the rare event of inclement weather will be announced via Meetup.com alerts or you can contact Lee Scheele  Lee.Scheele@gmail.com 949.697.1137




Pushing Hands gathering in

Santa Fe, NM


Weekly open practice for beginner to advanced students of tai chi chuan and instructors.  An informal gathering where folks can learn and play push hands; the 2 person martial art application of Tai Chi Chuan, with a variety of partners in the Santa Fe area.  A great forum for learning and refining skills. All levels and all forms welcome! Instructors welcome! 

Where: Tai Chi Chuan Institute,1808 2nd Street. Santa Fe, New Mexico www.desertsagetaichi.com

When: Mondays @ 1:30 pm 

Suggested Donation: $5. / per person (to pay for space, utlilites, etc.) 
For more information: Contact Jill Basso @ jillbasso@earthlink.net  or 505-986-6114




Sundays 9-11am

Open Push Hands Meet up

Sacramento, CA


McKinley Park (Downtown Sacramento)

Near the Tennis Courts

601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA


Purpose of the group is to bring together push hands players and martial artists in the area to compare knowledge. First 10 minutes will be led by a different guest instructor. Afterwards, free play of push hands is encouraged!

Contact Daniel Pfister at daniel@daviskungfu.com




DISCLAIMER The Tai Chi Event Bulletin is a free service to promote Tai Chi education for the benefit of both presenters and participants. Information about the events listed above is generally provided by the presenting school and is considered to be accurate, but not guaranteed; please confirm all information before attending a class or workshop. We hope this publication will guide you to a positive and rewarding workshop experience, however the events listed herein are not endorsed in any way by Wu Wei Tai Chi School, its owner, or its affiliates. Each event is independently organized and offered by its presenting school or individual; all complaints, refunds and other negotiations must be made solely with the presenter. Please consult your doctor, it is the sole responsibility of the participant to determine if they are indeed healthy enough to participate in any event.





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